A prediction I made a few months ago became reality tonight. I said that when Charlie Crist’s handpicked chairman, the disgraced and recently-ousted Jim Greer was forced out, he would try to take others with him. Specifically, I predicted he would do so by leaking Marco Rubio’s Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) American Express statement.
Today the media reported it had obtained a copy of Marco Rubio’s AmEx statement, and I know my prediction came true because no one at the RPOF had access to these records except the detestable Jim Greer and those in his inner circle.
So why would Jim Greer (illegally?) leak these records to the press?
The short answer is, to embarrass Marco Rubio and try to derail his surging campaign.
Jim Greer has always been a hardcore Charlie Crist loyalist–after all, Crist forced him on us. He was such a loyalist that he blatantly threw his supposed impartiality as party chairman to the curb and actively promoted Charlie Crist’s candidacy in a contested Republican primary. He went so far as to attempt to waive “RNC Rule 11,” which would allow the RNC to formally throw its support behind Crist in the primary. This action is usually reserved for those rare cases where the candidacy of a fringe Republican is likely to bring harm, disrepute, or embarrassment to the party (i.e., a David Duke candidacy). Thankfully, Florida’s National Committeewoman to the RNC, Sharon Day, stopped Greer in his tracks.
Although failed, the attempt by Greer to essentially bully Rubio out of the primary race was what set off the firestorm that eventually led to his resignation. First came indignation from party activists around the state over his attempt usurp the voters’ will by anointing Charlie Crist, followed by outrage over revelations of gross misuse of the party’s financial resources to fund his lavish lifestyle (including private jet charters, spa treatments, presidential suites, fine cigars, expensive dinners, and limousine rentals for himself and his family). Throughout all these scandals, Charlie Crist remained loyal to him and even instructed him not to resign. For more on the utter disgrace that is the detestable Jim Greer, please read my previous blog post on the matter.
So needless to say, Greer had an axe to grind with Rubio, which explains why he would leak this confidential information to the press (or to the Crist campaign, who turned around and leaked it to the press).
All this goes to show that the Crist campaign will stop at nothing to distract the electorate from the real issues at stake in this campaign. There is no limit to the depths the Crist campaign and his corrupt inner circle will stoop to try to politically destroy anyone in Charlie Crist’s way, even if that person is another Republican.
So here’s another prediction: Charlie Crist and his minions will undermine the Republican Nominee Marco Rubio when he defeats Crist in August.
Just when you think these people have stooped to new depths, they find a deeper hole.